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Re: Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica

Post by Chaglette on Wed Nov 09, 2011 4:36 am

It's part of the Anime Festival stuff here this weekend when you eat in the maid cafe (MOE MOE KYUN~ Mio moe ) and buy a ticket for $12. Then you open it up and see which MSMM merchandise did you get. The prizes are shown in the image I posted.

I wish I could spare some cash for it but... ;A;

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Re: Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica

Post by Luu Sky Sapphire on Wed Nov 09, 2011 7:49 pm

Nagi wrote:It's part of the Anime Festival stuff here this weekend when you eat in the maid cafe (MOE MOE KYUN~ Mio moe ) and buy a ticket for $12. Then you open it up and see which MSMM merchandise did you get. The prizes are shown in the image I posted.

I wish I could spare some cash for it but... ;A;

I can just imagine all the Madoka stuff that will be available at next year's Otakon. U.S. releases open a lot of doors for merchandise. ^_~ Maybe I'll get you something Nagi, as I feel sorry for you missing out every single time. XD;;;;

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Re: Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica

Post by Chaglette on Thu Nov 10, 2011 4:35 am

Luu Sky Sapphire wrote:
Nagi wrote:It's part of the Anime Festival stuff here this weekend when you eat in the maid cafe (MOE MOE KYUN~ Mio moe ) and buy a ticket for $12. Then you open it up and see which MSMM merchandise did you get. The prizes are shown in the image I posted.

I wish I could spare some cash for it but... ;A;

I can just imagine all the Madoka stuff that will be available at next year's Otakon. U.S. releases open a lot of doors for merchandise. ^_~ Maybe I'll get you something Nagi, as I feel sorry for you missing out every single time. XD;;;;

:'DDDDDDD Omg you will?! *faints*

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Re: Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica

Post by Luu Sky Sapphire on Thu Nov 10, 2011 1:05 pm

Nagi wrote::'DDDDDDD Omg you will?! *faints*

*pokes you with a stick*

Only if you stop fainting on my nice clean floor. ^_^

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Re: Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica

Post by Chaglette on Fri Nov 11, 2011 2:19 am

Luu Sky Sapphire wrote:*pokes you with a stick*

Only if you stop fainting on my nice clean floor. ^_^

But this is one of the few times I faint from SOMETHING! Just let me! *lays face flat on the floor*
Your floor smells nice Akira Okuzaki

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Re: Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica

Post by Chaglette on Mon Nov 14, 2011 4:26 am

Double post :O

I bought these <3






There are a few more stuff I bought but it's not from Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica :D

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Re: Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica

Post by SpiralDasher on Thu Jun 21, 2012 12:05 am

Bump? Is anyone still heavily into this fandom? I'm always late. =/

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Re: Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica

Post by shezaei-neko on Fri Jun 22, 2012 10:17 pm

One of the best titles I've seen in a while.
I didn't know what to expect, and damn! I was certainly not disappointed with it.
It was simply brilliant.

*And thanks to this series I got the Homura figma :3*

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Re: Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica

Post by Konaxookami on Wed Jun 27, 2012 9:08 pm



Just thought you'd all appreciate the abridged version of Madoka. It's funny, ridiculous and everything a abridged should be.

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Re: Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica

Post by Nemia Dai De Windbloom on Wed Jul 11, 2012 2:20 pm

i thought it was called puella magi madoka magica?

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Re: Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica

Post by shezaei-neko on Wed Jul 11, 2012 2:43 pm

It goes by both names Nemi. :3

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Re: Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica

Post by Luu Sky Sapphire on Sun Oct 07, 2012 10:19 am

bump

With the news of the two upcoming movies, Madoka fandom is still going strong! More so with it's North American merchandise! Here are two new keychains!





I'd like to have these! >3 They better make one for Mami Tomoe too!!!

Madoka x Homura

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Re: Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica

Post by Kino karutta-chan on Tue Aug 13, 2013 4:25 pm

They do have Mami too, if you don't know that already : P

On another topic; not two but three Madoka movies! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH


Trailer That is the actual trailer, the one above is a little teaser.

I AM SO EXCITED!!!!!!
The third movie is coming out 26th of October in Japan.

Even if the the first two movies were recap movies, I enjoyed them anyway (duh).

Also, did anyone read the manga??
Did you like the last design of Homura in the anime or manga more?? :3
I am talking about the ribbon and hair ;D
Spoiler:

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Re: Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica

Post by shezaei-neko on Tue Aug 13, 2013 11:32 pm

I haven't watched the 1st and 2nd movie, but since you say those are recaps, then I'm not missing much. XD

And I haven't read the manga yet, so I can't give my opinion on which I like more. -_-

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Re: Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica

Post by Kino karutta-chan on Wed Aug 14, 2013 4:54 am

You are missing watching Madoka again : P and figuring out which parts they didn't include : P² :3

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Re: Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica

Post by Luu Sky Sapphire on Wed Aug 14, 2013 9:51 am

Kino karutta-chan wrote:You are missing watching Madoka again : P and figuring out which parts they didn't include : P² :3
^ In other words, it's like watching a Director's cut of the entire series. Even so, you're not missing THAT much. Totally optional.

Rebellion on the other hand is worth shutting Aniplex and Shaft up and giving them your entire life savings. kawaiidesuplz 

And I love Homura's design in the manga. Dat ribbon...;A; Her hair is a lot more wild than in the anime. Typical of mangaka to play with hair more. :'3

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P.S. I already got Mami. ;)All of them in fact, sans Kyubey. I hate that little shit. Little shits are only cool when they're Nagi or Chucky.

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Re: Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica

Post by shezaei-neko on Wed Aug 14, 2013 10:56 pm

Oh....then I must watch it asap.


Special present for Luu. :3

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Re: Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica

Post by Luu Sky Sapphire on Thu Aug 15, 2013 3:09 pm

shezaei-neko wrote:
Special present for Luu. :3

Spoiler:

 
You son of a bitch. o.o

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Post by shezaei-neko on Thu Aug 15, 2013 9:16 pm

You're welcome! cookie 

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Re: Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica

Post by Luu Sky Sapphire on Sun Sep 08, 2013 4:27 pm

Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie Part III: Rebellion Commercial



New Madoka Movie III commercial! Feels Feels Feels Feels 

Madoka Kaname
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Mami Tomoe
Kyoko Sakura
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Re: Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica

Post by Luu Sky Sapphire on Tue Dec 03, 2013 9:03 pm

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My friends just gave me an early present (foracertainday)...TICKETS TO SEE MADOKA MAGICA 3: REBELLION THIS SATURDAY!!!! Feels 

Wow! I didn't even know the final Madoka movie was even playing in threaters! I AM SO GRATEFUL and surprised they even remembered I had an interest in Madoka! They knew I like anime, but how the Hell did they remember my passing mention about the series? WHY AM I COMPLAINING! I'M GOING TO SEE REBELLION THIS SATURDAY!!! HOMURA'S TSUNDERE YURI ON THE BIG SCREEN WILL GIVE MEH THE GREATEST OF FEELS!!!!

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Post by shezaei-neko on Tue Dec 03, 2013 9:29 pm

I'll wait to read your review, Luu. :3
How I wish they brought more anime here like in the old times... *sigh*

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Re: Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica

Post by Luu Sky Sapphire on Wed Dec 04, 2013 6:40 pm

shezaei-neko wrote:I'll wait to read your review, Luu. :3
How I wish they brought more anime here like in the old times... *sigh*
I got lucky with this one, ShezNek. If Madoka: Rebellion didn't have showings in Jersey or NYC at best, I probably wouldn't see it until the U.S. Blu-ray/DVD release. I'll be talking about the film for sure, I'm still confused by the storyline. It's supposedly after the series timeline (ignoring the last two remake films), explaining Homura's new life without Madoka and the new evil witch-like creatures. They even shed light on the ending ending ENDING scene from the series where Homura grows giant wings of darkness. All I heard about the film itself was that there's an awesome fight scene between Homura and a revived Mami. O_O

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Re: Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica

Post by Luu Sky Sapphire on Sun Dec 08, 2013 2:19 am

Luu Sky Sapphire reviews Puella Magi Madoka Magica Movie: Rebellion
SPOILERS WARNING!!!

"Faust! You are condemned!"




Konnichiwa! Aoi-san and friends welcome you!


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My Madoka, Mami, Homura, Sayaka and Kyoko keychains posing with my Rebellion movie tickets.
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I was a late entry into the whole Madoka franchise. Nothing about the series interested me since a lot of people over-hyped it by saying it was the greatest thing ever in anime since...well...probably Evangelion. They're saying the same thing about Shingeki no Kyojin and that turned out to be a disappointment. But when I finally got to watch Madoka months after it's final episode aired, I can see why I enjoyed the series compared to the hundred of fans out there. In the introduction video to Rebellion, the wonderful seiyuu of Madoka filled us in on what we were about to see. It was apparent that the people in the theater earlier wanted to see blood, guts, "tropes" and style with little substance. It's ironic that the people involved with this film wanted us to enjoy it the way I wanted to enjoy it and the way it was meant to be enjoyed. I don't know the exact words, but it was along the lines of:


"This is the story about the emotions of these girls."

That right there made me want to shake hands with Aoi Yuki and all her talented team of friends, as the well the talented crew at SHAFT and Aniplex. This film is not about how many tropes we can count or the fights, but rather the characters. It's mind boggling how many fans in the audience with their Kyubey plushies missed the point of the movie. Regardless of it being the third film in the trilogy; also a sequel to the television series, Puella Magi Madoka Magica: Rebellion was meant to showcase love and despair in their truest form. Only it's never simplified. The animation team went to great lengths to tell it's story through amazing cinematic brilliance, with some of the best visuals ever in a Japanese animated film. The series was no different either, only now it's become bigger in scale, richer in symbolism and constant references to the past episodes. The Madoka anime series made me a believer with it's story of love. Whether you take that emotion as friendship or romance, love comes in many forms. Elements of Sailor Moon and Mai-HiME can be found peppered throughout Madoka, only it's more bleak and more elaborate, telling it's story through abstract art and tragic characters. The idea of obtaining magical power, only to be servant to a lifetime of battling Witches and having to become a Witch through the inevitable despair caused by an impossible battle is depressing. But through Madoka Kaname (voiced by Aoi Yuki), we see that there is a surviving light in a tunnel of suffocating agony. The series finale left a lot open to interpretation and surprisingly, this film answer my biggest question of all: What happened to Homura? Keep in mind that a lot of what I say comes from speculation and what I've seen throughout the anime canon. The manga and all of it's canon is not connected, I know that much. I do not have any knowledge of video game canon or if it has any relevance here. This is just what's in my brain.

Rebellion picks up immediately after the series/movies left off, with Madoka returning (bear with me here...), along with her teammates Kyoko Sakura (Ai Nonaka), Mami Tomoe (Kaori Mizuhashi), and Sayaka Miki (Eri Kitamura). They're all living a normal life again and fighting a new threat called "Nightmares" that take over the dreams of human beings. One of their latest victims in the film is Hitomi Shizuki. After restoring her dream with one of the most creative attack patterns I've ever seen, we suddenly meet Homura Akemi (voiced by Chiwa Saito) once again. She is back to being a shy girl with glasses and eventually reunites with the girls. Wait until you hear the round cake tune, it'll be stuck in your cranium for years. During an investigation, Homura discovers that her and Kyoko are unable to leave the city of Mitakihara because of a Witch's barrier. Homura then reveals the obvious (at least for me) that she remembers everything from the previous films/episodes; convinced that it's an alternate universe that suits her ideal world. One of the creepiest aspects of the film is finding out that Mami is raising Charlotte (now called "Bebe" ), the very Witch that devoured her head in the previous life. Using her time stop ability, Homura threatens "Bebe" to reveal it's true colors; that it is she who is responsible for this false world. After an amazing battle between Homura and Mami (they'll be talking about this one for a long time, trust me), it doesn't take long for Homura to realize that the very witch she wanted to destroy is herself. Kyubey (voiced by Emiri Kato) explains that her great despair has caused this. With assistance from all the Incubators, they were able to seal Homura's soul gem in hopes of gaining Madoka's powers. You see, not only does Kyubey remember Madoka's wish to save the magical girls from their cruel fate, but also that she has become a Goddess herself. The Law of Cycle established a system that interfers with Incubator goals to harness vast amounts of energy. To obtain the greatest of energy, they need Madoka's omnipotent power.

Madoka is unable to remember anything up until now, although there is a beautiful scene where her and Homura express how much they care for one another. Even if they did somehow forget each other. Homura comes to a tragic conclusion; in order to ensure the safety and stability of the Law of Cycle (which can also be classified as Madoka herself), Homura accepts her fate as a Witch and enters the transformation. The girls (including Nagisa Momoe, obviously Charlotte aka Bebe's human form before becoming a Witch) arrive in time in a spectacular battle against Homura's Witch form. They succeed in saving Homura's soul gem and Goddess Madoka makes an appearance to lead Homura to salvation.

Let me just say this. If the film ended here, I would of been blown away. Most Madoka fans who welcome the idea of leaving things open for the sake of speculation and debate is fine. However, I don't share the same sentiments. The tone has been bleak since the beginning, even with Goddess Madoka rewriting the laws of the universe, the Wraiths still came into existence. So we never got the feeling of triumph, rather, repeated gloom for characters that never had a chance from the start. But I do agree if you say giving Madoka a happy ending would be too risky. The series is not supposed to be the usual magical girl series where a Deus Ex Machina solves everything. But if the series took a leap of faith, it would of taken the audience by surprise. What happens instead didn't surprise me at all and here's why. It wasn't bad, I want to make that perfectly clear: It. Was. Not. Bad. It was just blunt, obvious and by no means did I expect Homura and Madoka to live happily ever after after an exhausting hour and a half.

The moment Madoka touched Homura, she was rewarded by having her powers absorbed. That's right, Homura has become evil out of her love for Madoka. This twist came out of nowhere and yet I'm not surprised. Whether or not despair helped water the plants of obsessive love, Homura has gone through Hell so much that she became Hell itself. Going so far as to call herself the "Devil". In a very intense scene, Homura's power spreads across the entire universe in every single detail. I'm not the biggest Kyubey fan as most people know, but even I share his concern here. Homura has become something more dangerous than anything the Incubators have ever encountered. Kyubey might of well of said "What have we done?" during Homura's monologue. If Kyubey got served badly in episode 12, you've seen nothing yet. He gets it bad in this film and I wish I enjoyed it. I should enjoy it, but knowing Homura has become a monster, it's hard to do that. I don't feel sympathy for Kyubey, but I do feel sorrow for the seven billion people who are part of Homura's sick game of rewriting all creation. What's brilliant about this ending reflects on the viewer on their own unique speculation and theories on where the series goes from here. The ending opened doors to the possibility of Homura vs. Madoka, only it won't be played completely straight. Not if SHAFT has anything to say about it. Rebellion is a classic tale beneath it's beautiful artistic visual direction and score by Yuki Kajiura (Mai-HiME/Otome, Noir, Madlax). It's definitely the anime 'Citizen Kane' of recent times. Homura Akemi is a meek little girl who is taken away from her best friend at an early age. Eventually she becomes an idealistic young girl with principals and a mission to do good. Ultimately she is consumed by her own despair and a fear of losing the ones she loves, a fall from grace if you will. Madoka's ribbon can even substitute as a "Rosebud" theme. It's beautiful storytelling about love in a world where nothing is simple. Nothing is certain. In Mai-HiME, the Carnival brought great misery to the battle princesses, only to be revived by the one who was violated by the mastermind. Her long awaited revenge. In Sailor Moon, the darkest of times is dispelled by the power of love and hope, something Madoka tried to do. Rebellion takes that concept and throws it in the dumpster. But Usagi Tsukino was limitless with her powers while Madoka still had restrictions, despite being a Kami. No wonder fans refer to Rebellion as the End of Evangelion of the series, it's dark(er), depressing and miserable. These elements are what make the film great and from a standpoint of someone who enjoys great direction and art, this is one of the best animated films I've seen in a long time. Taking my number 3 spot of all time for Japanese animated films. It's rich with it's detail, cool visuals work, Matrix style action sequences that don't make me ill and one of the best art directions ever. The yuri subtext in this movie is more than enough to please fans of Madoka x Homura. There are several moments of embrace and sweet exchanges about how much they care about one another. Even after Homura obtains her new Kami powers, she still pines for Madoka by rewriting the past. She does this by having Madoka be the new student in class, so she can become friends with her first, rather than Sayaka. It's practically obsessive ownership of your girlfriend. Maybe a fourth film wouldn't be so bad after all if it's played straight as a romance between Kami and Devil. A most forbidden fruit indeed, but that's what makes Yuri juicy.

Rebellion is a little predictable, but, I can overlook these flaws with repeated viewings. Rebellion is a masterpiece in every conceivable way, knocking down everything you loved about the series and throwing it's own unique spin on the characters. It's a technical and storytelling achievement that stands the test of time, but only for those who watch the series.


+ Beautiful animation!
+ Fantastic score!
+ Total irony
+ Complex characters
- Predictable ending...
+ ...saved by Homura's character arc coming full circle.

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Re: Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica

Post by shezaei-neko on Fri Jan 03, 2014 10:09 pm

I want to watch it....

When will it be available on BD or DVD?

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